“DNA” – Kendrick Lamar

This is probably the hardest sounding song on DAMN. The 808s sound insane on this track and is probably the closest thing we’ve got to Backseat Freestyle or m.a.a.d city since GKMC. Trying to pick apart and decipher the themes and messages in the lyrics for this song is so fulfilling. Generally speaking, the song is about Kendrick’s relationship with his blackness and all that comes with it. He praises it and he critiques it. The album as a whole is about self-reflection so the best way to kick that off is to analyze his/our own blackness.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s